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Old 03-08-2012, 06:15 AM
 
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I am incoming international graduate student at UCLA. I plan to move to LA around mid-April. My classes start on May 15. I need to know about an affordable place where I can stay till I find a suitable apartment/shared rental around UCLA and sign a lease. I think it might take a few days to do so after I land at LAX. I'm having a look at UCLA community housing website, craigslist and Zuma housing. I'm looking for an affordable place where my luggage(mostly books) will be safe while I go house hunting. I'll be mostly looking at areas around UCLA. Please suggest a place that wont cost me lot of money (preferably less than 40$ per night) for a short stay.

Thanks.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:49 AM
 
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Hi
I am incoming international graduate student at UCLA. I plan to move to LA around mid-April. My classes start on May 15. I need to know about an affordable place where I can stay till I find a suitable apartment/shared rental around UCLA and sign a lease. I think it might take a few days to do so after I land at LAX. I'm having a look at UCLA community housing website, craigslist and Zuma housing. I'm looking for an affordable place where my luggage(mostly books) will be safe while I go house hunting. I'll be mostly looking at areas around UCLA. Please suggest a place that wont cost me lot of money (preferably less than 40$ per night) for a short stay.

Thanks.
That does not exist. Even the ghetto notels cost more than that a night. And those are not safe.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:05 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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You'll need to up your budget to at least $60-65 per night. Will you have access to a car?
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:17 PM
 
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There's a cheap motel right by UCLA but it's more like $70-80 a night.

You need to have a place secured before moving there. Everyone else does.

For international students and students on the budget, there is the UCLA Co-Opportunity which has very cheap rent but in return you are required to do chores

University Cooperative Housing Association
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:53 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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There is a hostel a few miles away. There is one in santa monica near 3rd street or 2nd somewhere. Check out hostelworld. com or hostels.com for the place.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:49 PM
 
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Ha ha ha. I called it co-opportunity. stupid me. CoOperative is right. Still, that's where internationals and budget folks live. You can be super close to campus, have meals and friends and only pay like $600 a month (expect to have roommate(s), of course)
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:11 PM
 
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Default thanks for the help!!!

hi...thanks a lot for the advice...i checked out their website and will make a decision soon..
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:12 PM
 
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hi saybanana...hostelling internatonal offers a great rate of around 32$ per day...thanks
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